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ERIC Number: EJ1148327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Cultural Capital and Academic Achievement in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe
Bodovski, Katerina; Jeon, Haram; Byun, Soo-yong
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v38 n6 p887-907 2017
Using the 2000 and 2009 waves of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data, we examined the relationships between family socio-economic status (SES), cultural capital, and reading achievement among students in five post-socialist Eastern European countries while comparing the findings with three Western bench-marking countries. Findings: In all studied countries, higher-SES students possessed higher levels of cultural capital and exhibited higher reading achievement. Cultural capital was uniformly positively associated with reading achievement. We found the least stratification by SES in Russia both in the distribution of cultural capital and reading achievement. The findings provide no evidence of the overall decline of the importance of cultural capital over time; most of the associations between cultural capital measures and reading achievement remained stable across the waves. Between-country variation in the findings does not indicate East-West divide (with the exception of Russia).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; Bulgaria; Hungary; Czech Republic; Poland; United States; France; Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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